CFP1: Liquid Fueled MEMS Enabled 1.5cc Rotary Engine Power System (REPS)


The goal of the 1.5cc Rotary Engine Power System (REPS) project is to develop and fabricate a small-scale portable power generation device capable of producing 50-200W. Power will be generated using a Wankel rotary engine operating with liquid hydrocarbon fuels, allowing for a higher specific energy density than batteries of comparable size. This project also serves as a development platform for a wide range of MEMS sensors and actuators. These system are currently being developed in order to monitor and control the engine, optimizing the device performance and efficiency.

Project end date: 07/30/06

Andrew Cardes
Bennett Sprague
David C. Walther
Publication date: 
February 21, 2006
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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